If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

  • Our Introductory Workshops are presented in a two-part format. They include detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation, how to establish a daily practice at home, and developing mindfulness in daily life. After you have attended the introductory workshops you can come to any of the sittings or retreats offered by the Centre. The last pair of workshops for 2015 is on 21 November & 5 December, 2015 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).


  • Earth Vigil - meditate in Albert Park before the People's Climate March, Saturday 28 November. More here.
  • Members' Meeting - Tuesday December 1st.  The meeting will include the annual financial update from Grant (Treasurer) as well as a presentation on the results of the recent survey. Sensei will give also give an update on activities for the year and upcoming projects. This is an opportunity to see how the Zen Centre runs and time for answering any questions you may have.
  • Buddha's enlightenment ceremony: Tuesday 8 December, with the usual Tuesday start time of 7 pm. More here.
  • Bodywork: 
    • Pilates classes with Helen: Mondays at 6 p.m., 50 minutes. Followed by optional informal sitting at 7 p.m. By donation. 
    • T'ai Chi/Chi Gong (Qigong) with Jared: Wednesdays at 6 p.m., 50 minutes. Followed by optional informal sitting at 7 p.m. By donation.

  AZC Calendar for 2016 is now available.

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